- Newsmaker: After Weekend Exile, Venezuela's Chavez Returns
Late last week, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez was out. Today, he's back in, and despite widespread looting, a tense calm has spread over the capital city of Caracas. Chavez has appeared on national television to call for national reconciliation. Political analyst Eric Ekvall reports on the off-again on-again presidency of President Chavez and the response of Venezuela's military.
- Reporter's Notebook: Powell Visits Lebanon and Syria
Secretary of State Colin Powell has met with Lebanese President Emile Lahoud in Beirut and Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus to ask them to stop cross-border rocket attacks into Israel. Dr. Fouad Ajami, professor of Middle East studies at Johns Hopkins' University, evaluates the growing danger of widening the Middle Eastern conflict.
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